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07-25-2005, 6:41 PM
I just sent in my C&R application. About how long will it take until I receive my license? THANKS!


Thanks to all who replied. I received my license August 24, so it was less that one month. I was pleasantly surprised!

gunsnrovers
07-25-2005, 7:47 PM
I sent my forms in on March 9th. I got the license on July 21st.

I had a few hiccups along the way. Most seem to get theirs in under 8 weeks.

imported_MaxQ
07-25-2005, 8:43 PM
Mine took about 45 days (over a year ago). No problems.

All standard C&R warnings/comments apply (others can expand on these):

Don't sign your original license (only sign copies). Take the time to read at least some of the firearms reg books the ATF sends you. Make sure that you know the California specific C&R regs, i.e., no Yugo 59/66 SKSs, C&R hanguns can't be shipped directly to you, but can be purchased out of state and must be registered when brought into CA, etc. Send your C&R to all the usual companies including Midway and Brownell's.

And most important - start getting your credit card limits raised now!

Good luck!

-hanko
07-25-2005, 9:31 PM
My initial application took less than a month, renewals about 45 days or so.

READ the rules once you get the license, as prk restricts what you can legally buy.

-hanko

Rumpled
07-26-2005, 12:33 AM
Got mine in something like 11 days last year in OC. Amazingly, I've only used it once so far.

TonyNorCal
07-26-2005, 1:42 AM
Wow, 11 days!

Mine took about 7 weeks, earlier this year. Best $30 you can spend if you're into guns. Used it already 3 times...more than made back my 3 dollars. Nice m44 on the way from Empire Arms!

icormba
07-27-2005, 12:45 PM
bought a few so far...
a couple M1 carbines, Mosin Nagant M39, Swiss K31... a few more on the list.

As for the time it took to get the license? Maybe 1 1/2 - 2 months? I sent in all the paper work and tried to forget about it.

Can't wait until I can travel out of state to check out some C&R handguns that are on my list.

imported_EOD Guy
07-28-2005, 7:33 AM
For your information, here is a summary of the California regulation concerning C&R firearms:


There is a lot of confusion around concerning the California regulations on C&R Firearms. The first thing to remember is that California, with few exceptions, requires all firearms transfers in the state to be processed through a dealer [Penal Code 12072(d)]. There is no exception for C&R FFL holders. There is however, an exception to the dealer transfer requirement for C&R rifles and shotguns that are over 50 years old. [PC 12078(t)(2)] This exception is available to anyone legally able to possess firearms. California doesn’t care if you are licensed or not, that’s a Federal matter. The 50 year rifle and shotgun exception is the reason that C&R FFL holders in California can receive these types of firearms directly from an out of state supplier.

The California definition for a C&R firearm is exactly the same as that used by BATF in 27CFR. California references both Title 18 and 27 CFR for the definition. If the Feds say a firearm is C&R, so does the California DOJ.

There are a couple of exceptions to the firearms laws that are available to C&R FFL holders. If the licensee also holds a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the California DOJ, they are exempt from the 10-day waiting period when buying C&R firearms from a dealer. [PC 12078(t)(1)] The same C&R FFL holder with a COE is also exempt from the one handgun a month law for both C&R and modern handguns. [PC 12072(a)(9)(B)] You also would not need a handgun safety certificate when purchasing C&R handguns. [PC 12807(a)(6)]


Where the C&R FFL comes in handy is when the holder is out of the state. They may purchase any C&R firearm and bring it back to California. The exceptions of course include those “evil” “assault weapons”; and magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds cannot be brought back. Any C&R handguns purchased must be registered with the California DOJ within 5 days and are reported on Form BCIA 4100A along with a $19.00 payment for each handgun. [PC 12072(f)(3)]

Pthfndr
07-28-2005, 6:22 PM
Originally posted by EOD Guy:
For your information, here is a summary of the California regulation concerning C&R firearms:...............................

That's probably the best summary of the C&R law as it applies to CA residents.

Hope you don't mind if I copy and save it as quick method of replying to people in the future.

imported_EOD Guy
07-29-2005, 6:38 AM
Originally posted by Pthfndr:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EOD Guy:
For your information, here is a summary of the California regulation concerning C&R firearms:...............................

That's probably the best summary of the C&R law as it applies to CA residents.

Hope you don't mind if I copy and save it as quick method of replying to people in the future. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Be my guest.

gunsnrovers
07-29-2005, 10:06 AM
I got my C&R for 4 reasons (not necessarily in order):

1) Brownells & Midway discount
2) Satisfies part of the CMP rifle purchase requirement
3) Vegas & Phoenix business road trips (always looking for neat C&R handguns)
4) SHOT show

jdberger
08-08-2005, 10:36 PM
Sent in my paperwork in April.


still toe-tapping.......